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Blog 5: Eris

Eris is a trans-Neptunian object and is the second-largest dwarf planet in the solar system. It was discovered in 2005. It is .28 % the mass of Earth. Eris has one large moon, Dsymonia.It is about  96 AU away from the sun. Its orbital period is 559 Years. Its surface has methane ice. This shows […] Continue reading

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The Formation of the Universe

This video is one of the coolest things I’ve watched in a while. We’ve talked a lot in class about the formation of the universe and while it all seems to make sense, the scale (of both size and time) are not easy to wrap your head around. What makes this video so cool is […] Continue reading

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Space Travel

Most people think traveling through an asteroid field would take a complicated series of evasive maneuvers and luck, but as it turns out, Star Wars got that part wrong. Dodging asteroids (like in the above picture), but odds are, you could steer blindly and never even come close to hitting anything. This is because asteroids […] Continue reading

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